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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The purposes of kindergarten have been changing rapidly in the United States. Kindergarten teachers are facing many new demands; in addition to meeting children's needs across all developmental domains, they must also move their young students toward mastery of a variety of mandated academic skills. This article presents findings from a recent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Kim, Juhu; Kim, Sun-Young; Maslak, Mary Ann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers in Korea understand developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and follow DAP's instructional guidelines. In order to obtain insights for developing "educare," an integrated system for the education and care of young children in Korea, a comparison of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Patton, Mary Martin; Wortham, Sue Clark – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined the extent of extra-year programs for kindergarten students in Texas school districts; identified procedures and curricular interventions; and established the growth trend of these classes statewide. Found that 39% of the 285 school districts responding had transition classes, and the trend for the state at-large appeared to be one of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Grade Repetition